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[muhst] /mʌst/
a state or condition of violent, destructive frenzy occurring with the rutting season in male elephants, accompanied by the exudation of an oily substance from glands between the eyes and mouth.
Origin of musth
1870-75; < Urdu mast < Persian: literally, drunk Unabridged
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(often preceded by in) a state of frenzied sexual excitement in the males of certain large mammals, esp elephants, associated with discharge from a gland between the ear and eye
Word Origin
C19: from Urdu mast, from Persian: drunk
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musth also must
An annual period of heightened aggressiveness and sexual activity in male elephants.
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